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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

Section 56 – Review of electoral arrangements

131.Subsection (1) provides that the Local Government Boundary Commission for England must from time to time conduct a review of electoral arrangements of each principal council in England (the term “principal council” is defined in the section). Subsection (2) provides that the Local Government Boundary Commission may, at any time, conduct a review of all, or any part, of the area of a principal council. Following a review under subsection (1) or (2), the new Commission may recommend whether a change should be made to electoral arrangements. The section re-enacts, with changes, the provision previously made by sections 13(3), 13(4), 13(8) and 14(4) of the Local Government Act 1992.

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